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Albert Einstein Scholarships in Germany for International Students 2022

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The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a scholarship to outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a field different from that of their previous research.

The aim of the scholarship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other interdisciplinary approaches – like Albert Einstein.

Program details

Type: Internship / Training
Country: germany
Location: Einstein’s summer house in Caputh
Duration: 5 to 6 months
Financed by : Daimler and Benz Foundation.
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Benefits of the Einstein scholarship

The scholarship includes:

  1. Accommodation for five to six months in Einstein’s own summer house in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance from universities and academic institutions in Potsdam and Berlin.
  2. The fellow will receive a stipend of 10,000 EUR,
  3. Reimbursement of travel expenses for fellows.

Your family can accompany you during the scholarship period, but the scholarship will not cover their travel costs.

Eligibility for the Einstein Program

Applicants must be under 35 and have a university degree in humanities, social sciences or natural sciences.

The project proposed by the candidate must not be part of his thesis or thesis

At the end of the scholarship period, the scholarship holder will be expected to present their project at a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation. The Einstein Scholarship is not for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already started.

A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is irrelevant whether the candidate has started working or currently holds a doctorate. The proposed project does not need to be fully completed during the term of the fellowship, but may be the start of a longer project.

How to Apply

Applications for 2021 should be submitted by email to [email protected] including the following documents:

  1. A CV,
  2. a two-page project proposal
  3. and two letters of recommendation.

Application documents must be in English. The foundation does not ask for TOEFL / IELTS results in your application, as your application must already reflect proficiency in English.

All documents must be received no later than May 15, 2021. Final decisions are made at the end of July.

The 5-6 month period of the scholarship is expected to take place during the summer months and end in the calendar year.


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